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[Bug 2761] "Products which ITS will encompass"

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Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:54:28 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From fsasaki@w3.org  2006-01-27 14:54 -------
Hi all,
I thought about how to achieve the simple conformance "ITS without selector
attributes". This is my solution proposal: Let's get rid of selector attributes
in situ.
It occurred to me that there is *no real need* for selector attributes *in
situ*. Every XPath expression in an selector attribute which is in situ can be
transformed into an XPath expression in an selector attribute which is at an
<its:documentRule> element. Hence, my proposal:
- Say in the spec that the in situ attributes are only to be used at the
<its:documentRule> element, and change the markup definition in that sense (that
is, the selector attributes are now not global attributes, but local ones at
- have a conformance level which makes a schema conformant if it implements only 
the data category attributes, but not the selector attributes and the
<documentRules> element.

benefits of this change besides the conformance issue:
- better validation of the attribute usage. It is not possible to use in situ
*only* selector attributes.
- GREAT benefit: it is now possible to say that every selector attribute value
has to start with "/", since they are only dislocated. So: we can have a
datatype with a regular expression like "/.*" for the selector attributes.
- processing of in situ usage of ITS becomes easier.
- explanation to users becomes easier: in situ we have only default selections,
and dislocated we have XPath.

Looking forward to discuss this via mail. Regards, Felix.
Received on Friday, 27 January 2006 14:54:33 UTC

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